Current State of Affairs
|14 December 2019
||The National Stary Theatre / Strefa BE|
Directed by:Karol Klugowski
Tickets50 / 30
The loss of independence takes place on two levels; social and private. The first has long dominated academic research and the realm of culture, portraying the experience of enslavement as one of the key points in the history of the Polish national trauma. However, the catastrophe of the 20th-century is also a purely private experience, filtered by the sensitivity and body of the individual.
This new, individual perspective of an artist addressing the most profound political and social events is taken on by the director Karol Klugowski. Using the form of the etude to allude to Schaefferesque theatre, he has three actors stand up against the material of their own bodies, which, on stage, become instruments pressed into the grinding wheels of great history.
NIEPODLEGŁOŚCI – MŁODZI W STARYM
Last year, the National Stary Theatre and the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków announced a competition for 2nd to 5th-year students and recent graduates of the AST. The young artists were tasked with drafting a conspect/script of a production on the theme of “independence” in its widest meaning, as well as an independent and autonomous search for their own language of artistic expression in their theatrical events. The condition was to reach for works of Polish literature.
In the end, four entries were selected. They provided the starting point for the plays presented during the final round of the project on the Nowa Scena and in Strefa Be stages, and will later become a part of the repertoire of the National Stary Theatre. The project Młodzi w Starym (literally “the young in the old”) draws on the traditions of baz@rt whose two editions were held in the Stary in 2004 and 2005. It aims at bringing students of the Kraków AST to the National Stary Theatre and giving them a chance to perform on a professional stage. The main task of the project is to allow the new generation of directors, set designers, actors, and other theatre artists to speak.
Director, scriptwriter, scenographer, and music composer (piano): Karol Klugowski
Scriptwriter: Kazimierz Twardowski, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
Scenography: Piotr Klugowski
Paweł Kruszelnicki, Mikołaj Kubacki, Błażej Peszek, Przemysław Przestrzelski (AST)